Digging Deep: Neither California’s Nor Texas’ Power Grids Could Survive Climate Apocalypse

The climate cultists just can’t help themselves, and now that they’ve posted their screeds Blaming you eating a burger for causing greenhouse gasses induced extreme winter weather (sigh), they have to get creative to protect the cult beliefs

Texas and California built different power grids, but neither stood up to climate change

stop global warmingTexas and California may be worlds apart in their politics and climate policies, but they have something in common: Extreme weather crashed their power grids and left people stranded in the dark.

The two sprawling, politically potent states have devoted massive sums to their power networks over the past two decades — California to produce huge amounts of wind and solar energy, Texas to create an efficient, go-it-alone electricity market built on gas, coal, nuclear and wind. But neither could keep the lights on in the face of the type of brutal weather that scientists call a taste of a changing climate. (snip)

The catastrophe this week in Texas left more than 4 million people in the dark and the cold, and even more without clean water, when a rare blast of Arctic air drove temperatures down, freezing both natural gas plants and wind turbines.

Texas “planned more for heatwaves than for ice storms,” said Dan Reicher, who worked in the Clinton administration’s Energy Department on renewable energy and is now at Stanford University. And the onus now is on figuring out how to prevent a repeat — a tricky situation given the independence of Texas’ grid and sharp opposition from Republicans there to linking up to other states and giving federal regulators oversight of its power system.

See, a warming world causes cold and snow and ice. And, yeah, Texas planned more for warmth than a rare cold weather system. California planned for a doomy warmth, and their system still failed hard, to the point that they had to ration electricity, that they had planned brownouts and blackouts, unlike Texas, which just saw its grid go down. It’s kinda like so many states from NC down: we have some plans for winter weather, but, that only goes so far. Northern states don’t really plan heavy for hurricanes, while, we in NC do. And they still do damage.

If we’re supposed to plan for a doomy warming world, why would we plan for crazy cold weather? Oh, right, it’s a cult.

That presents both an opportunity and a challenge for President Joe Biden, potentially aiding his efforts to draw support from lawmakers and states for his multitrillion-dollar proposals to harden the nation’s energy infrastructure to withstand climate change. But he’s already facing entrenched resistance to his pledges to shift the nation to renewable energy by 2035 — including from fossil fuel advocates who have sought to scapegoat wind and solar for the energy woes in both states.

If Joe was smart, he’d push more nuclear, Gen 5 and Gen 6. But, his base of lunatics, which has increased in numbers tremendously from the Clinton years, won’t allow nuclear, even though some climahysterics, like Michael Mann, are in favor of nuclear. If it’s mostly solar and wind states which get lots of winter weather will see the grid go down from production first, rather than mostly downed lines, blown transformers, and blown substations.

Meanwhile, they’re also dragging in SJW garbage, rich vs poor

Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us

Like the poor across America and much of the world, poor Texans are getting hammered by climate change. Many inhabit substandard homes, lacking proper insulation. The very poor occupy trailers or tents, or camp out in their cars. Lower-income communities are located close to refineries and other industrial sites that release added pollutants when they shut or restart.

In Texas, for-profit energy companies have no incentive to prepare for extreme weather or maintain spare capacity. Even if they’re able to handle surges in demand, prices go through the roof and poorer households are hit hard. If they can’t pay, they’re cut off. (snip)

Climate change, Covid-19 and jobs are together splitting Americans by class more profoundly than Americans are split by politics. The white working class is taking as much of a beating as most Black and Latino people.

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14 Responses to “Digging Deep: Neither California’s Nor Texas’ Power Grids Could Survive Climate Apocalypse”

  1. Est1950 says:

    Michael Moore’s latest Documentary…….The left has gone ballistic and is trying to Cancel Him as well has have his Documentary taken off YouTube.

    Planet of the Humans.

    Over the last 10 years, everyone from celebrity influencers including Elon Musk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Al Gore, to major technology brands including Apple, have repeatedly claimed that renewables like solar panels and wind farms are less polluting than fossil fuels.

    But a new documentary, “Planet of the Humans,” being released free to the public on YouTube today, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, reveals that industrial wind farms, solar farms, biomass, and biofuels are wrecking natural environments.

    “Planet of the Humans was produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. “I assumed solar panels would last forever,” Moore told Reuters. “I didn’t know what went into the making of them.”

    • Hairy says:

      Both texas an Cali have electrical power that are privately owned
      These corporations are more interested in profits than in providing t bgg e best possible service to their customers
      Perhaps customers would be better served if those entities were owned by the customers

  2. Est1950 says:

    Solar panels are NOT MADE WITH SAND they are made with COAL and Pure QuARTZ heated to 1800 degrees and the CO2 expelled into the air to make the panels. It’s the simple truth.

    MM is about as batshit crazy AGW as they come but he put his nose to the grindstone and decided to dig into Alternatives and guess what.

    They aint ready for Prime time. They are destroying the planet just to get solar and wind into the mix.

    I Have said for years that the rare earths and ecological disaster needed to switch to Green is ginormous. Now the left literally wants to stop fossil fuel production which in turn would grind to a halt the ability to make GREEN.

    MM…just decided he wanted the truth without the spin and boy has it pissed the left, AGW and Environmentalist off big time. He best hire a food taster.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:



      No, manufacturing of renewables does not result in more CO2 than they prevent. Coal furnaces are not required but are often used. Note too, that the production of the solar panel materials doesn’t have to be repeated every day, duh.

    • Hairy says:

      In 20008 it was estimated that there was a 95% reduction in the total amount of green house gases given off by building and using solar panels
      Of course each year the efficiency of solar increases
      Solar panels are warranted for 80% output for 25-30 years
      After that tgey still produce but at lower rates
      EST 1950 please show us your math tgat panels take more energy to make that they give out
      Let’s try it this way
      Let’s say a 100watt panel gives a conservative 500 watts per day
      500 x 365 equals 182000 watts or 182 kWh

    • Professor Hale says:

      “Now the left literally wants to stop fossil fuel production which in turn would grind to a halt the ability to make GREEN.”

      Correction: Now the left literally wants to stop fossil fuel production IN AMERICA which in turn would grind to a halt the ability to make GREEN.

      They couldn’t care less about fuels or pollution in other countries. Saving the planet is White Privilege. The environmental movement has always just been about weakening America. It’s still being followed because old communists keep following the old playbook as if the Soviet Union is still calling the shots. Leftists need to wake up to the new reality that the Cold War is over.

  3. Hairy says:

    Both texas an Cali have electrical power that are privately owned
    These corporations are more interested in profits than in providing t bgg e best possible service to their customers
    Perhaps customers would be better served if those entities were owned by the customers

  4. Hairy says:

    EST 1950
    Instead of just accepting something that you read and WANT to believe, you really must try and check for yourself tge veracity
    You must be be skeptical of things that you WANT to believe, than of “facts” you do not want to believe

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Sage advice from a true retard.
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    • Est1950 says:

      As for accepting something I read or want to believe Hairy. You would be amazed at what I read in a single week. In fact I would dare say I read more in a week than you have in your lifetime. Since I can read a 400 page book in just under 20 minutes. Since it is my job to scour the planet for tidbits of information and to assimilate that information into a dossier for people who use it to make decisions. NO again I will restate I do not work for any government. It is not just governments who make decisions.

      AS for your facts give me some that should scare me into RESETTING THE WHOLE WORLD?

      Nasa released photographs of the planet. IN that planet the world is much greener and lusher than 25 years ago. Explain why you are afraid of that. YOU PERSONALLY. NOT SOME YOUTUBE SCIENTIST who uses Wikipedia to explain how we are all doomed.

      But you ask me to believe FORBES who is trying to preserve their own empire in the face of the GREAT RESET which is taking place today. Right now. Soon Hairy. You will be a UYGAR MUSLIM in the grand scheme of things.

  5. Est1950 says:

    Yes MM went to the experts who are developing Solar Panels and wind turbines and alternatives and asked them for their opinion and the facts.

    I challenge anyone to watch his documentary(BEFORE IT IS REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE) but we know you won’t because as you blame the right for not wanting to hear anything that does not fit with their beliefs…..MM just shoved a hot poker up your collective AGW asses and now you are trying to cancel him too.

    Hairy and Elwoods of the world will believe FORBES a multi-billion dollar corporation trying to survive the GREAT RESET, rather than a far left activist who is ALL IN ON AGW.

    Sad but Communist Red China has won. We all get a social score and collectively the working class just became the UYGAR MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD and the great corporations of the world are using slave labor to produce BOXITE and other rare earths to make Solar panels and batteries.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Texans have a solution for future statewide power outages.

    As detailed on the F150gen14.com forum, a user in the lower half of Texas says they lost power for three days; while neighbors set up a conventional backup generator to keep their critical home functions rolling, this forum poster busted out their 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum PowerBoost Hybrid. Using the onboard power-supply setup—which is powered by both the batteries and the engine—as a generator, the owner ran extension cords from the pickup to their kitchen to power a few lights, a toaster oven, a space heater, and the fridge.

    It sounds as though the F-150 went above and beyond the call of basic duty, also powering a 75-inch TV, a coffee maker, and a freezer for “10-12 hours per day.” Keep in mind, temperatures in the area were hovering in the teens during most of this time. The Ford owner says the F-150’s hybrid powertrain only chewed through a few gallons of gasoline during this period and noted how the engine would come on and turn off periodically to keep the batteries onboard juiced up. The setup proved quieter than the neighbors’ traditional portable generator, according to the user, and thanks to the truck’s much larger fuel tank, didn’t need to be refueled at least twice per day.


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